Disasters
Glasgow Airport Terrorist Attack Case Study

On 30 June 2007, two men crashed a car bomb into Glasgow Airport just one day after a near miss occurred in London when an attack two car bombs were foiled in Haymarket.

This case study looks at the crisis management and business continuity effort for this incident from the viewpoint of the British Airports Authority team.

Glasgow Airport in Scotland, UK, handles nearly 9m passengers a year.

This act of terrorism occurred on the second day of the school holidays when two National Health Service (NHS) doctors used a 4×4 car, rigged with explosives, as a weapon by driving it, literally, into the doors of the terminal building.

 

 

The case study outlines what happened, the response and lists the lessons learned by the British Airports Authority team dealing with the attack.

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